AND THE WINNERS WERE. . .
WESTLAKE VILLAGE G.C. - 12/07/2017:
The relocation of our scheduled Simi Hills venue to the more sheltered Westlake track had eight dedicated Thursday Groupers
who adjusted to the late change. Ron Troncatty's 71 Gross gobbled up more than 50% of the $110 wager pots. His FIRSTS in Super Low Gross & Low Putts, a Partners 2nd & Low Net 3rd plus THREE birdies earned $56. Bruce Simon claimed FIRSTS in Porter Gross, Low Net, & Partners along with a shared birdie to pocket $24. Gordon Crook shared Bruce's birdie and took 2nds in both Super Gross & Partners for an even Ten Bucks. Stan Weiner's $8 came from Partners 1st & Net 2nd placings. Rob Stone tied Mr. Simon for Porter Gross and added Partners 3rd for $7 while John Moskoff's $5 for 2nd Putts & 3rd Partners closed the wager pot distributions. LOS ROBLES GREENS G.C.-12/14/2017: Ron Troncatty continued at the top of the winners list with the only sub-80s score that earned him a big $86 mainly from a huge 3+1/4 birdie haul and FIRSTS in Super Low Gross & Low Putts plus a Partners 3rd place tie. Val Mayer followed with $24 garnered from a share of RonTron's 4th birdie, a 2nd Net & Partners 1st. Rich Marzella stunned the Group with an incredible 62 Net score that easily won $19 for Low Net & a Partners 1st place. The Porter Low Gross award went to Tom Knickerbocker along with a shared birdie, 2nd Low Putts, & Partners 3rd for a $17 payout. The final 1/4 birdie share went to Gordon Crook whose 2nd Gross & 3rd Partners paid out only $8. Rob Stone surrendered his recent string of 4 consecutive wins and/or ties for the weekly Porter Low Gross prize with just a runner-up this week and a Partners 3rd for a modest $5. Four Bucks apiece went to Ted Winship and Joe Cala, Teddy for a 3rd Net and Joey for 2nd Partners. Stan Weiner's $3 for runner-up in Low Putts closed the books. BUENAVENTURA G.C.-12/21/2017: The top three on the stat sheet each carded a solo blind birdie and had nearly identical dollar amounts. Tom Bower's $38 resulted from FIRSTS in Porter Low Gross & Partners plus a 2nd Low Net and his birdie. Brian Oblak pocketed $37 from 1sts in Super Low Gross & Low Putts, 3rds in Net & Partners and, of course, one of those birdies. The #3 birdie boy was Stan Weiner getting $35 from 1sts in both Putts & Partners and a Net 3rd. Once again Rich Marzella posted the winning Low Net score and added a Partners 2nd place for his $15 day. Ron Troncatty's putter obviously malfunctioned as he recorded ELEVEN more putts than his winning total the previous week so his earnings were a mild $13 with just 2nds in Gross & Partners and a share in the 4th blind birdie. Craig Fehrman grabbed the other half of that birdie for an $8 share. The Porter Gross runner-up spot paid out $4 to Rob Stone and Jimmy Dodds' Partners 3rd placing was worth just a couple of bucks. ENCINO MUNI G.C.-12/28/2017: An encouraging 6 Foursome field composed of 21 Members, one Member Candidate, and two Guests celebrated the end of Twenty Seventeen and featured the welcome return of long absent Jim Sabbe whose superb 74 Gross dominated the scoring with a season-leading weekly haul of a whopping $134 accumulated from FIRSTS in Super Low Gross & Low Putts, 3rds in Low Net & Partners, and a 2+1/2 major share of the 4 available birdies. Another solo birdie paid out $38 to John Moskoff and $32 went to Rob Stone for winning the Porter Low Gross and taking 2nds in Net & Partners. Marilou Miller fashioned a pair of 1sts in Net & Partners into a $30 payout with her startling 63 Low Net. Tom Knickerbocker accepted $24 for Porter Gross 2nd place and a share of one of Mr. Sabbe's tweeters. Jim Jacobs tied Sabbe's Low Putts total to scoop up an even $20. Partners 1st place paid out $10 to Bill Lewis and Partners 2nd place sent $6 to Val Mayer. Stipends of $4 apiece rewarded Brian Oblak for Super Gross 2nd and Gordon Crook for Partners 3rd place. Actor Jimmy Gleason, sponsored by The Knick, posted his 5th Qualifying Round and joins the fray with an initial 21.9 Handicap Index.
GIGS 'N 'STUFF
Happy New Year!!! January is the big birthday month, starting with Tom Bower on the 3rd, Ted Winship on he 21st, Ted (the elder) White the 25th, Bob Planck a couple of days later on the 28th, the next day we get Joe Cala. Ages are undisclosed. -- Speaking of the Winships', they will cruise the Panama Canal following our date at Harding. -- Remember Sam Strangis? On the 25th, he will have his back drilled to relieve the pressure on his sciatic nerve so that he can return to the links without pain. -- Bruce Simon has achieved a 'miraculous recovery' from his recent partial knee replacement and has announced his return to the tour at Hansen Dam. - When we get to Hansen Dam on the 4th. there will be a new concession at the restaurant: Monterrey Concessions, which has both Sepulveda & Griffith Park courses, is taking over. -- There is some actual "Show Biz" news from the Jacobs clan. Effective Jan. 8th #2 Son, Jeremy, takes over as Vice President, Dir. of Operations at LA HANGAR STUDIOS unique facility in downtown LA.
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